Wednesday, March 18, 2015

InstaNatural lemon and peppermint essential oil REVIEW

I have been testing out some essential oils I received from instanatural complimentary through brandbacker for testing purposes in exchange for my honest opinions and reviews. you can check them out here on their website and on amazon!

I received a 4 oz bottle of their lemon and peppermint  essential oil. They are 100% pure and natural.
I love that it comes in a dark glass bottle. I wont have to worry about harmful chemicals leeching into my oils. 

These two essential oils retail for $19.97 each. They also have a sleek looking diffuser I've had my eye on!
Lemon Essential Oil                            Peppermint Essential Oil              
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I Googled the uses for these oils and I have found so many. My bottles are already half empty!!

                      Uses for the lemon essential oil
1. In case you leave your laundry in the washer too long, add a few drops of the lemon essential oil
so it wont get that nasty smell.
2.Clean hands- if you get grease on your hands add a couple of drops with your soap to remove it.
3.Natural Disinfectant- add 40 drops lemon essential oil and 20 drops tea tree oil to a 16 oz spray bottle, fill with water and a little vinegar.
4.Face Wash-mix lemon oil with baking soda and honey for a natural acne free face wash.
5.Improves mood- diffusing lemon essential oil in the air can lift your mood and fight depression

                     Uses for the peppermint essential oil
1. Sooth motion sickness-massage several drops of the peppermint essential oil on your wrists or abdomen or inhale to soothe motion sickness or nausea.
2. Curb appetite-  inhaling peppermint essential oil is said to help curb your appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.
3. Improve your shampoo- add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp and wakeup.
4.Reduce allergies- diffusing peppermint oil along with clove and eucalyptus oil can reduce your symptoms.
5.Repelling mice- place a few drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball and place under your cabinets or where the mice are coming in from to repel them.

There are so many uses for these oils it was hard to pick only 5 each! I'm going to get the diffuser for my house I just love the scent of the lemon! what I have been doing is placing a few drops in my kitchen sink then running hot water over it and it fills my house with a wonderful lemon scent!

You can purchase these on amazon or their website I love them both so I really cannot pick a favorite.

Which scent do you prefer lemon or peppermint? Do you have any cool uses for essential oils? Comment below I would love to hear!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Evian Spray #Giveaway

Hey There! I have an exciting giveaway to share with you hosted by the Wikes Group! They are hosting a giveaway They are giving out 20 two 5 oz facial sprays.
You can enter here

Learn About the Brand
Evian ®Natural Mineral Water’s journey starts as rain and snow high atop the French Alps after which it filters for over 15 years through glacial rock and sand to a deep underground catchment just outside the town of Evian-Les-Bains, France. The water contained in the spray is tested 300 times per day to insure quality and the consistent unique mineral content—guaranteed to be the same year after year—canister to canister. No other water has the same mineral content.

Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 36 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

The French Government has extremely stringent standards for approving mineral waters as suitable to drink. Evian Facial Spray is the only mineral water spray in the USA to contain such a water and the only one with a companion drinkable bottled mineral water. Worldwide, the Evian brand can be found now in over 120 countries.

The Wilkes Group was founded in 1976 and has distributed Evian Facial Spray since 1978. The company is focused primarily on prestige distribution at retail and luxury resorts/hotels that buy the product as a room, cabana, or poolside amenity.
I've heard great things about this product. I have not tried this facial mist from Evian but I do have one from another brand that I use to set my makeup, I use it after my shower and as a pick me up through out my day. I will be applying for this giveaway.
Have you tried this spray? Will you be applying for this giveaway?
Comment below :)
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Valentia Even Glow Serum #Review

I was sent another awesome beauty product to test from Valentia and Brand Backer free of charge in exchange for my honest reviews and opinions.

I received a 1.18 oz bottle of their Even Glow Serum. I have to say I love the box and packaging. It came in a white and gold box  that has a high end feel to it. I usually throw my packaging out when I open my makeup or skin products but I really like the packaging it came with.

You can check out their  website here and for $35 you can purchase your own Even Glow Serum.
They are even on amazon click here to check it out
EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty ac
ids that leave skin smooth and radiant. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

BOOST COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Sea Buckthorn oil plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

During the winter my skin tends to get really dry and it can be painful. after using this product a few times my cheeks and nose are no longer dry and flakey. I also use this on my hands and knuckles since I wash my hands a lot at work and I handle a lot of paper work that also dries my hands out.

The directions say to wash your face and pat dry. shake the bottle lightly for one to two seconds. apply a small amount to face and neck décolleté daily. apply your moisturizer after it is dry.

Valentia emailed me directions to make a green tea detox mask with this serum. You can buy a bag of green tea powder and mix it in with the serum to make a paste and apply it like a mask. I plan to do this pretty soon and i can also make smoothies with it.. I will post an update once I try this!

I also use this under my makeup with no problems. I am very satisfied with this product and I have to say this product has earned a spot on my vanity!
I can't wait to try more products from this company in the future. They are very friendly and offered tips to get the best experience with their products and followed up in an email asking how I was enjoying their product. To me that means a lot knowing that a company cares about my experience and makes me what to try their other products. If you haven't checked out their website or products I highly recommend that you do! :)

Have you tried or heard of Valentia before? What products are in your skin care routine?
 Leave a comment below id love to hear from you!

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